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Where can i find the unlock spell? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #4
However, once you play more (even just through the demo, I think), you will find that they've rebuilt it for some other purpose.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Quick little bug in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #4
Wow, the cheat dialog lets you set flags? That could make it incredibly powerful...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Pricing in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #3
I'll definitely have to take advantage of BoA for $15 when I next buy a Spiderweb game...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
noob Mac question in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #3
You need to use Stuffit Expander to decompress it, I guess. I'm pretty sure you have a copy of it an /Applications; drag the file to Stuffit and you should be fine. If you don't, just google it, since there's a free expander version available.

I hope you enjoy your new MBP!

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Windows version in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #29
quote:
Originally written by Mab:

You an oldbie? What am I, then?
Yeah, really. Maybe there should be some other title for those of us who were around on the IkonBoard. Olderbie? You know, I think I could have registered here a couple days earlier..it's too bad I didn't. A 2-digit member number would be pretty cool to have these days.

To keep this slightly on-topic, I guess we'll have a sizable increase in postage as all the Windows users encounter problems. Things may get more interesting around here. (ok, that was a lame attempt at on-topicness. Still, I tried, eh?)

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
1.0.2 patch out in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #0
From http://www.avernum.com/avernum4/techsupp.html :
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v1.0.2 - More bugs

* Dispel Barrier will no longer work on the barriers in the north gate of Fort Emerald, enabling you to get the crystal box too early in the storyline. We think we finally got this one nailed down.
* The mangy cur south of Fort Monastery should no longer get stuck when you try to drag him back to the fort.
* Other tiny glitches and typos fixed.
Strangely enough, it seems like this hasn't been noted here yet, so I figured I'd let y'all know. Enjoy!

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Avernum 4 For Macintosh v1.0.1 Upgraded Released in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #9
I think the installers had the same creation date for me, which would mean that they are the same. Of course, I might be misremembering...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
A4 Bugs in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #56
Wow, I never knew about the 'c' -> cast spell shortcut. I'd always used 'm' for mage spells and 'p' for priest spells, which should allow you to cast priest spells the way you want to. (pa1 to heal the frontman, for example)

Putting some explicit directions in the manual for how to see what spells you know and at what level would be nice; it took me forever to find the button, even though it's right there in the skill screen. I had given up on it until I saw some discussions here about people's levels in spells. Somehow it didn't look like something I'd click to get more info, I guess.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Spiderweb Forums XML Feed in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #5
I don't see any articles when viewing it in Safari 2.0.3.

This sounds like a really cool idea, though it could lead to me wasting even more time here...

edit: I guess that your last post might imply that browsers are broken and you already know about it. This post could still theoretically be useful, I suppose.

[ Monday, February 13, 2006 06:35: Message edited by: Croikle ]

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
A4 Bugs in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #46
quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

First there is a design flaw. If you are using a laptop, F3 and F4 are reserved for sound control.
To use F3 and F4 instead of the volume controls, press the 'fn' key in the bottom left corner of your keyboard and then press the key. You can also switch this behavior in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, but I doubt you want to do that.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
A4 Bugs in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #42
I've encountered the missing item problem, though I believe it's because of my adventuring in the blackness before registering. The items appeared as usual then, but after I registered the items in some areas around where I had been disappeared. I think it was limited to areas which had been loaded when I was wandering, since I haven't encountered the problem in further journeys. Also, I think that some items respawned (say, treasure in the Bandit Castle), though that could be an effect of loading a save outside the demo barrier.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
how did you find out about spiderweb games? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #19
I saw a post on the AmbrosiaSW forums about the release of A1, and I decided to give it a try. Ah, the good old days, where you could make a band with 4 mages who could cast lightning spray from the start...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
getting past almaria in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #1
Level 13 seems a bit low for Almaria, though I generally try to exhaust an area before proceeding, so I might have higher level anyway. There is a secret passage, though; talk to people in Camp Samuels for some hints.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Tentative Avernum 4 v1.0.1 Update Out in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #13
Registration and prefs should be continuous, since they aren't dependent on the app's folder. To transfer your saves, I think that moving the Save# folders from Avernum 4 Files in your old installation to Avernum 4 Files in the new one should work.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
undead by mertis in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #3
Dude, that guy gives you something which breaks their protection? I never knew that, since I cleared that place before I even touched the Honeycomb. I just hit them with acid spray, since they don't resist that and you can do 35 damage per round or so. The basic plan is to acid, slow, and tough it out, though that can get sort of boring. Well, it worked in the end, but I guess I should have listened to Elder Arron...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Piercing crystal - barrier question in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #3
Talk to Kelner in the Tower of the Magi. He'll teach you if you clear out the "evil presence" in the ruins.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Did I miss the first trial? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #1
Talk to the priestess in Formello. If she sells you spells, then you've done it. Otherwise, she'll tell you where to go.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Avernum (Macintosh): Loading problems in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #3
Uh, Carbonized stuff should work on OS 9. You might want to check whether you have the most recent version of CarbonLib, I guess.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Cotra area - some quests not registering as complete in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #1
For the axe quest, you need to find the saw as well. It's farther to the west.

I'm not sure about the other quest, though I'd try talking to the merchant. What does the mission description say?

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Quick Note About Graphics in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #33
The waist can be moved without much difficulty. I actually did move it forward some in the attack animation, but not by much. It's a lot easier to see how it all works when it's in-game and actually animated, but I'm not sure what the best way to make that available for criticism. I guess simple animations would do, and would be helpful. Ah, maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

It's taken a lot of experimenting to be able to do this stuff with Blender, but it's fun now that I can make things like this. There's still so much to be learned, of course...

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Quick Note About Graphics in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #31
I've tried some. Plated ones look fine, darker as usual. The reddish one looks yellow, but so does the clawbug, I think. I don't know about the blue one in the fruit farmer's basement, or any other ones.

Thanks for all the positive feedback; it's nice to know I'm appreciated.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Quick Note About Graphics in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #27
Actually, I made some chitrach graphics using Blender a couple days after this topic appeared, and sent them to spidweb@spidweb.com. I still haven't received any reply; should that have been spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com? (I just sent a note to that one now, actually, so we'll see if anything happens.)

I'll post what I have here for everyone to comment on; they're not final, and the colors and lighting aren't quite right yet (in particular, they don't stand out well against that yellow ground in the Eastern Gallery, and the back is a little light), but those can be quickly fixed and rerendered, along with whatever other suggestions people might have.

I don't know what the best way to put these into your game would be; I used ResEdit on a copy of 'Avernum 4 Char Graphics' to replace the clawbugs with these, but that's a bit technical. If you try, please make a backup copy of any file you start messing with. (I'm not inclined to host a 6.4MB file with the changed graphics, obviously)

Graphics:
Attack
Die
Flinch
Rest

I'd appreciate any constructive input you all have. Thanks!

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
A4 Bugs in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #24
More direction issues: Dorun, east of Mertis, says Thorious lives to the southwest, when in fact he lives to the southeast.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Demo restictions ineffective in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 125
Profile #11
However, the portal still works, though it's rather ineffective when you can't return. Also, the reload -> Fort Monastery trick could possibly be useful: if you're trapped in a tight spot, just save, reload, and poof! You'd still have to walk to the portal to get in the right general area, and that's a long way to go each time, so usefulness is limited.

Exploiting the black space, it's possible to get into and beat the Bandit Castle, which is still in the demo area. I don't really want to try getting to the giant lands west of Grindstone, though...

It really makes you appreciate the value of seeing terrain and walls when you have to go around blind, don't you think?

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00
Geneforge 2 Trainer in Geneforge Series
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Member # 125
Profile #31
quote:
Originally written by m's devotee:

Does anyone here know who Croikle was? Was/is he a part of this community?
I do. :D I was just passing through and happened to see this, with a stroke of luck. I was active earlier, when I had lots of free time to play RPGs, but unfortunately academics has gotten in the way. It's nice to see that people still remember me from however many years ago as the one who started all this. If I had gotten into GF2 more I might have made an editor (after all, most of the work was already done), but making the first editor kind of spoiled the fun of the story, since I had to look at a lot of the scripts to learn all of the information. Still, it was fun to make, since I had to discover the format of the scripts just from looking at examples and seeing how they worked in the game.

This looks like an interesting idea for an editor, though it has the possibility to really screw up your game (and it's only for Windows). There's a lot more you can do when you're editing the memory than when you're just doing what the scenario can do. Neat project!

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Posts: 256 | Registered: Monday, October 8 2001 07:00

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